The Thursday Buy: This Rugged Down Jacket from Huckberry Is Your New Go-To Fall Layer

At times when it comes to your favorite fall gear picks, it’s best not to overdo it. What I mean to say is, sometimes, you just need a grab-and-go jacket, one of the best jackets for fall, to throw on without too much fuss. When your fall days, especially the weekend, could involve everything from park strolls to brunch to yard work or a brewery visit (much better than yard work, right?) shouldn’t you have a jacket — like the essential Proof Graphene Down Jacket — that you can wear through blustery breezes and fall weather all the while? Yes, that’s absolutely right. As dreamed up by the good folks at Huckberry (Proof is one of the in-house brands of the famed retailer), the Proof Graphene Down Jacket is nearly too good to be true, blending plenty of bells and whistles into an unassuming-yet-tough design. This rugged down jacket is hard-wearing yet packable, lightweight yet warm, and a little bit of everything in between.

It’s got lots going for it, starting with a design that seemingly blends the classic Harrington jacket (note the stand-up collar) and the simple build of a bomber jacket. Plus, the specs are everything you need in a durable fall jacket. The Proof Graphene Down Jacket gets its name from the lightweight yet remarkably tough Graphene fiber used throughout the lining, which manages to regulate your temperature and yet has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than steel. This isn’t the sort of puffer jacket to easily cut or rip, that much is true.

The Proof Graphene Down Jacket also packs a punch with its exterior construction, too. Try on the jacket and breathe easy knowing that it’s coated with a 100 percent DWR finishing, then filled with down inside that durable graphene lining for plenty of comfort. The Proof Graphene Down Jacket also lands right in the fairway in terms of versatility: Take your pick between Olive or Navy, and then pair either color with everything from your favorite pair of blue jeans to tan chinos or durable Huckberry work pants.

Layering options abound, from the potential to throw it on over your favorite henley as you head out the door, or the ability to team it with a chambray shirt for casually cool, day-to-night style. It’s also priced quite agreeably (the Proof Graphene Down Jacket retails for $168 at Huckberry), given that you can wear it to the office, out on seasonal adventures and pretty much anywhere in between. When fall starts to roll through in earnest — as it’s doing now! — make sure the Proof Graphene Down Jacket is on your shoulders.

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